Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Sandown Lakeside meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races on the Lakeside course. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Heavy 9
Rail Position: Out 7m, entire circuit
ZESTY BELLE surely gets her chance to break her maiden status. Placed in her last couple in town and this looks right race for her.
ZACOUVER has been beaten less than a length in both her runs. Drawn to get ideal run back on the fence and she looks main danger.
MADDOX had no luck at Seymour last start but still kept kicking to hold onto placing. If she can get a better run here she can fill a placing.
LOVER LOVER is an interesting debutant. Won most recent jumpout and from astute stable so watch market moves closely.
Tip: ZESTY BELLE
CELESTIAL SOL was well supported in Listed company at Caulfield on debut and liked the way he got to the line. Straight to paddock after that outing and expect he will come back a better colt this time in.
FRISSON relished the heavy ground at Moe last start when ran into a late placing. Likely to get similar conditions again and can sneak a minor spot again.
YULONG ISLAND did a few things wrong at Caulfield first-up and did not finish the race off well enough. Will be better from that outing and from ideal barrier will get all the favours.
TOYETIC was odds on at debut and he only missed in a driving finish. Better from the race experience and expect he will be in finish.
Tip: CELESTIAL SOL
HEYINGTON STATION has been a model of consistency with a string of placings leading into this. Drawn little awkwardly but overdue for a win and will not get better chance than this.
RICH HIPS resumes from spell. She won fresh at Cranbourne last time in work and may find her best form when first-up. Must include.
REGARDSMAREE was placed in nice race at Flemington two starts back then not disgraced at Caulfield. Looks well in with the advantage of apprentice claim and he will not be far away.
BELLA AMORE did few things wrong at Caulfield before break and looked like she had had enough. She has ability and if forward enough she can surprise these.
Tip: HEYINGTON STATION
MEAN MISTER started this prep with a couple of solid wet track placings. He has been overran in last couple but maybe just worked too hard early. If he can find a position early he may stick on in this field.
GOOD THERAPY has been placed in two of his that three starts. Finished off strongly last start and this looks a winnable race for him.
ALSVIN raced up on the speed and beaten less than 2 lengths in similar race here last start. Drawn little awkwardly but can sneak into a place.
KAMIEN was beaten less than a length at Moe first-up on heavy ground. Sure to strip fitter second-up and would not leave out of multiples.
Tip: MEAN MISTER
YULONG CAPTAIN relished the heavy ground last start and finished all over them to win. Lines up for three in a row and happy to put on top here.
FANCIFUL TOFF is becoming a bit expensive for punters when just falling short in recent starts. Can never leave out of chances in this class.
METEOR LIGHT comes into this off a couple of solid wet track placings. Makes own luck up front and if he gets a breather before the corner can steal this.
CONVERGING won two back then powered home late but just found one better late. No reason she cannot return to winners stall.
Tip: YULONG CAPTAIN
MORE THAN EXCEED won on the heavy ground this track three starts back then he has been competitive in better races than this of late. Looks well weighted with 3kg claim and can return to winners stall.
POWER O’HATA won on the heavy ground here two starts back then battled on well enough at Caulfield and run better than finishing position suggests. She looks a danger.
RUBAN BLEU finished strongly to win at Caulfield in this class two back. Placed in harder race last start and that form good enough for this.
SCOTTISH ROGUE was placed at Caulfield two starts back then did it tough last start but stayed on late. He can sneak into a placing.
Tip: MORE THAN EXCEED
Sandown R7 – F&M BM70 Hcp 1200m
ZOUBO was beaten less than 2 lengths in a better race at Caulfield last start. Has been competitive in all races of late and back in right she looks a major player.
NINA RULES resumes. She usually finds her best form early in campaign and from ideal barrier draw she gets her chance.
SHE SHAO FLY has been racing in better races than this. Placed on heavy ground at Caulfield three back and that form solid enough for this.
CHEVALIER D’EON was placed at Sale last start. She gets through the wet without a problem and would not leave out of multiples.
Said that last start was final time I was going to tip MAIN STAGE and he let me down again. He did fight on to the line and happy to go with him each way in this field.
Liked the way TRIGGER POINT hit the line to win here two starts back then chased home well enough last start at Flemington. Will enjoy the heavy ground.
HAPAIRA led for a long way on the heavy ground here two starts back then just did not finish race off well enough. She can sneak into a place in this.
CAPTAIN HARRY overraced and tired at Bendigo last start. Previous form with three straight placings good enough to figure in this.